Month: January 2021

Planning for the new year can be a fun way to set goals, look back on the past year and start the new one strong. When you’re a senior citizen, you’re in a great place to set new years resolutions that work for you! As a senior, you may have unique goals for the new…

Do you or someone you know have hearing loss? Let’s find out. Did you know that hearing loss affects one in three people who are over the age of 60, an occurrence that increases to one in two by age 75? 1 Whether brought on by aging itself, environmental conditions, or genetic predisposition, hearing loss…

Sure, hearing loss requires you to address the difficulty of communicating in everyday situations, but did you know that combining use of a hearing aid along with caption phone calls can make your daily living easier and more enjoyable? It can! Learn how pairing hearing aids with captioned phone calls improves daily living. Hearing aid…

Call captioning is truly remarkable—it delivers a visible display of words a phone caller says—but it’s a technology we often take for granted…and sometimes overlook. While hearing loss has been effectively treated with the use of hearing aids, hearing specialists have determined that hearing the sounds is sometimes only part of the solution. Seeing and…

“TRS.” Although it might look like a typo, this simple acronym (spelled out as “Telecommunications Relay Service”) bears the good news of accessibility in communication for all of us. It matters to you because it helps deliver phone call captioning service to you, where you need it, when you need it. Take a moment to…

Returning home from the hospital require special attention from a senior caregiver Meet Nora. Actually, she likes to be called “Nurse Nora.” She’s a Community Health and Transitional Care Nurse who helps seniors who have been hospitalized. Transition is a critical step in returning seniors to their daily routine following a hospital stay, especially if…

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.